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City Wide Sep 23, 2016 3:16 AM

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Originally Posted by christof (Post 7570811)
It is safe to conclude that they are not going to dig a basement or underground parking lot?

UPenn is a big time believer in parking. It will be huge

Flyers2001 Sep 23, 2016 3:36 PM

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Originally Posted by christof (Post 7570811)
It is safe to conclude that they are not going to dig a basement or underground parking lot?

The original plans were to go down 4 floors for parking. They wanted a 1500 space lot similar to the capacity of chops parking under Buerger.


I do not know if those plans changed based on the amount of bedrock. CHOP had to use explosives, don't think Penn can with the museum so close.

summersm343 Oct 6, 2016 6:17 PM

Update from Building Philly

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...fc&oe=58A2F36D

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...24&oe=586C8C8A

https://www.facebook.com/BuildingPhilly/

Londonee Oct 6, 2016 8:31 PM

Visually, in the hospital complex skyline, this would have been such a neat place for a 500+ footer. It's a shame the $1.2billion wasn't spent on something more visually arresting/dramatic - especially given it's prime location.

christof Oct 7, 2016 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Londonee (Post 7586041)
Visually, in the hospital complex skyline, this would have been such a neat place for a 500+ footer. It's a shame the $1.2billion wasn't spent on something more visually arresting/dramatic - especially given it's prime location.

It's a hospital. The $1.2B is going into medical technology for patients.

summersm343 Oct 19, 2016 4:16 AM

10/18/2016

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ba&oe=589EF940

christof Oct 19, 2016 7:28 PM

Any word on an official ground breaking date?

Philly Fan Oct 19, 2016 7:50 PM

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Originally Posted by christof (Post 7598113)
Any word on an official ground breaking date?

Annual fall meeting next week (Thursday and Friday) of Penn's full Board of Trustees. Maybe some news on this (i.e., final approval of design and budget) will come out of that. :rolleyes:

summersm343 Oct 19, 2016 9:13 PM

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Originally Posted by christof (Post 7598113)
Any word on an official ground breaking date?

They still have to go through CDR to get design approval... so likely not until after that. Maybe it will be on the agenda for the December meeting? Because it is not scheduled for the Nov CDR meeting.

Did they get zoning approvals and foundation permits?

1487 Oct 20, 2016 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7598215)
They still have to go through CDR to get design approval... so likely not until after that. Maybe it will be on the agenda for the December meeting? Because it is not scheduled for the Nov CDR meeting.

Did they get zoning approvals and foundation permits?

yes, I posted a while ago that the foundation permit was issued. That's all they have right now- or at least the last time I checked. Dont think you can get building permit without going through CDR for this type of project

summersm343 Nov 14, 2016 4:05 PM

Update from Building Philly

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...aa&oe=58C6D54D

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...4b&oe=58C06879

https://www.facebook.com/BuildingPhi...type=3&theater

City Wide Nov 14, 2016 8:51 PM

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...4b&oe=58C06879

Bedrock! I don't see no stinking bedrock. And so begins the digging?

Knight Hospitaller Nov 14, 2016 8:56 PM

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Originally Posted by City Wide (Post 7622480)
Bedrock! I don't see no stinking bedrock. And so begins the digging?

Good, because they can't blast next to the museum. A hammer and chisel would take a long time.

summersm343 Nov 16, 2016 4:33 PM

CDR Submission

Looks like 16 floors and 357 feet tall. I will pull renderings later.

http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...16_reduced.pdf

Knight Hospitaller Nov 16, 2016 4:42 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7624437)
CDR Submission

Looks like 16 floors and 357 feet tall. I will pull renderings later.

http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...16_reduced.pdf

Functional, and maybe even OK at street level. A very bland addition to the skyline, however. I hope the materials look better in person than in the renderings. Funny that they didn't get staff input on layout before spending a mint on Lord Foster's scrapped design.

Philly Fan Nov 16, 2016 4:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Knight Hospitaller (Post 7624449)
Functional, and maybe even OK at street level. A very bland addition to the skyline, however. I hope the materials look better in person than in the renderings. Funny that they didn't get staff input on layout before spending a mint on Lord Foster's scrapped design.

Which scrapped design is that? I don't recall anything other than essentially this design after Foster + Partners was hired (not saying that there wasn't, but I just can't recall it).

EDIT: Never mind--went back through the thread and found this, which I assume is the "scrapped design" to which you were referring:

http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/655/206...d4661cb2_z.jpg

iheartphilly Nov 16, 2016 5:05 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 7624437)
CDR Submission

Looks like 16 floors and 357 feet tall. I will pull renderings later.

http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/pr...16_reduced.pdf

The gold color aluminum panel looks dated. There's a brown screen wrapped around the top of the building where the mechanicals are located. Poor color combo choice.

Can CDR influence any changes?

summersm343 Nov 16, 2016 6:04 PM

Penn plans to start work soon on hospital campus' New Patient Pavilion
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The University of Pennsylvania Health System is preparing to begin work on its New Patient Pavilion, an oblong structure of glass and tan aluminum that will occupy the former site of the university's Penn Tower building.

The 15-story, 1.25 million-square-foot New Patient Pavilion at South 33rd Street and Convention Avenue will include 500 inpatient rooms, 47 operating rooms, and an emergency section, as well as a 665-space underground parking garage, according to the description.
Read more here:
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...-medicine.html

Knight Hospitaller Nov 16, 2016 6:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Philly Fan (Post 7624471)
EDIT: Never mind--went back through the thread and found this, which I assume is the "scrapped design" to which you were referring:

Yes. IT had a very different footprint and floorplan than the current design. I recall reading the nursing/medical staff trashed the floorplan, so they started over.

Flyers2001 Nov 16, 2016 6:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Knight Hospitaller (Post 7624590)
Yes. IT had a very different footprint and floorplan than the current design. I recall reading the nursing/medical staff trashed the floorplan, so they started over.

There several Designs I saw when I was working in Penn Tower and had access to the prints and models. They probably should have went through the input process before drawing them up.

I preferred the more square two "tower" look. It seemed to have the better design and additional height. This current layout looks bulky.

They also wanted a parking garage the size of Chops newer 1500 spots located under Buerger, but layout was not feasible.


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